Wyoming Military Department
Maj Gen Greg Porter
The Adjutant General
The mission of the Department is to provide ready and professional personnel and formations capable of winning on the battlefield, enabling competition across multiple domains, saving lives, alleviating suffering, and protecting property in support of civilian authority wherever the Governor or President may designate. In order to accomplish this mission the Department of Defense provides approximately $110 million annually to ensure personnel and units are ready. The state of Wyoming provides between $9-10 million annually largely to sustain Readiness Centers, training areas and infrastructure within the borders of the state. The Adjutant General has identified 1 priority and three focus areas or Lines of Effort (LOEs) in order to accomplish the mission.
Priority #1 – Strength. The Wyoming Military Department must achieve over 102% strength in our formations. This provides the ability to accomplish both state and federal missions with near simultaneity. Additionally this is the measure that National Guard Bureau utilizes to distribute resources and force structure.
Lines of Effort:
1) Lethality. Our federal mission requires the WYNG to win on the battlefield. Our personnel must be lethal and effective in an ever increasing complex and competitive environment. WYNG personnel must train hard, realistically and to our service standards.
2) Responsiveness. The WYNG are not first responders, but we must be responsive in our state to protect lives and alleviate suffering once the Commander-in-Chief calls upon us.
3) Partnerships. The WYMD adds value to our state by our strong partnerships and ties to our communities throughout Wyoming. Whether it is through formal programs such as the Wyoming Cowboy Challenge Academy, StarBase, State Partnership (Tunisia), Counter Drug operations and Veteran’s services or the value that military men and women bring as community leaders, coaches, mentors, and residents. The WYMD is an important contributor to the fabric of our state.
Agency Background & Structure
The Wyoming Military Department is commanded by a Governor appointed Adjutant General in the rank of Major General. The Adjutant General serves as both the Commander and the Director of the Department. The Adjutant General is assisted by a Brigadier General who commands each service component (1 Army Guard and 1 Air Guard). The Department is organized into four Divisions one Commission:
1) Army National Guard
2) Air National Guard
3) A Joint Staff
4) State Military Affairs
5) Veteran’s Commission
The agency has 3,084 employees. This includes 1,540 Army and 1,240 Air National Guard traditional and full-time personnel, 70 non-military federal employees, and 234 state employees. There are 24 Community Facilities including Wyoming Military Department Headquarters, Army NG Readiness Centers and one Vehicle Maintenance Shop, Air NG Base, Cemetery, 2 Museums and Civil Support Team Hangar located in: Afton, Casper (3), Cheyenne (7), Douglas, Evanston, Gillette, Guernsey, Lander, Laramie, Lovell (FMS), Powell, Rock Springs, Sheridan, Torrington, Wheatland, and Worland.